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Zurich NA Crop Insurance Internship Summer 2021 Iowa in Iowa

Crop Insurance Internship Summer 2021 Iowa


Zurich is currently looking for a CROP Intern to work out of ourRural Community InsuranceServices (RCIS), Portfolio Optimization Group in our Iowa Territory.

RCIS provides insurance and superior services through leading agents to protect America’s farmers and ranchers. It’s been an innovator in crop insurance since the crop insurance business was privatized by the federal government in 1980. Today it’s one of the nation’s largest crop insurance providers, offering risk management protection in all 50 states through a national network of about 4,000 professionally trained and licensed agents.

This intern will work under immediate supervision and perform requested tasks alongside professionals who perform these roles. Generally, this position is part of a summer program with an assigned mentor.

What this opportunity offers:

  • Learn about crop insurance industry/program

  • Inspecting and assessing crop hail and wind damage, doing appraisals, and learning programs.

  • Crop adjusting experience and analyzing crop conditions and stages of growth.

  • Learn company purpose, values, strategy and behaviors

  • Engage with various team members to accomplish their work and duties and build an understanding of the team’s dynamics

  • Provide feedback on experiences and learning opportunities promptly

  • Proactively collaborate with immediate team members

  • Communicate with mediums/channels

  • Work with others to determine next steps and information requirements after identifying an issue

  • Respond to suggestions for resolution by asking appropriate questions to clarify understanding

  • Confirm deadline and expectations with others for work deliverables

  • Double-check work for missing or incomplete information

Other development opportunities:

  • Gain exposure to common data and information sources

  • Working directly with insureds on explaining crop damage and crop development.

  • Demonstrate attention during discussions by taking notes and asking questions to clarify the message

  • Look for learning opportunities and experiences to support your development

  • Write objectives you hope to gain from the internship

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors program and will be enrolled in the fall of 2021

  • Two or more years of college coursework (should be a rising Junior or Senior)

  • Minimum cumulative current grade point average of 3.0 (current could mean last semester GPA)

  • Be legally eligible to work in the U.S indefinitely


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Any Agriculture related degree.Ag Econ, Ag Business, Agronomy, Etc.

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Problem-solving skills in a customer-focused environment

  • Quick Learner

  • Experience in a leadership role

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Strong interest in the insurance industry

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-Iowa

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 50 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 11/20/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200006OK

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.